News & Events

Below you can browse the latest and archived Botanicoir news, events and press releases. Read through our product advances, growing innovations and industry developments.

Aug 11, 2021  |  News

Two new Malling Fruits strawberry varieties launched at Fruit Focus

Two new strawberry varieties bred by the team at NIAB EMR have been officially launched. MallingTM Ace and MallingTM Vitality, expected to reinforce the UK’s reputation for soft fruit production, are the result of the strawberry breeding team, led by NIAB EMR’s Adam Whitehouse, and support of the East Malling Strawberry Breeding Club. Having recently… Read in full >

Aug 11, 2021  |  News

Meet the team: Pulathisi Balasuriya

Pulathisi is the director of our Raw Material Processing Centre (RPC) and has a crucial role in ensuring we consistently deliver top-quality products to meet growing demand… What is your job role at Botanicoir? I look after the RPC Raw material Processing Centre (RPC) which I’m in charge of ensuring we produce consistently top-quality coir… Read in full >

Aug 11, 2021  |  News

Spotlight on Dry XD free draining coir substrate

Dry XD has excellent free draining properties and high air-filled porosity, and it’s ideal for crops such as tomatoes, which prefer a dryer growing environment. One Southport based salad company has seen excellent results on a tomato crop. Flavour Fresh production manager, Andy Roe, has seen excellent results with XD, which delivers a better yielding,… Read in full >

Aug 5, 2021  |  News

Innovation for the environment: The American Academy teaching students to farm sustainably

The forward-thinking approach of one Academy in Florida is helping students to learn about sustainable food production, by introducing some of the most innovative technologies available in farming. Agriculture teacher, Ray Cruze, works closely with co-teacher, Tim Bean, to head up the agriculture program at Roosevelt Academy in Lake Wales, Florida, to give students a… Read in full >



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